Woman: Intruder Had a Stun Gun

Man claiming to be neighbor with a broken toilet tried to get into Schaumburg home, police say

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    A woman told police a man tried to force his way into her Schaumburg home, on the 300 block of Falbrook Court, Wednesday morning using a stun gun.

    A Schaumburg woman says she came face to face with a home intruder and a stun gun Wednesday morning.

    The 26-year-old told police she was at her home, in the 300 block of Falbrook Court, when she answered her door to a man claiming to be a neighbor. He asked if he could use her bathroom, telling her that his toilet was broken, police said.

    When she opened the door to let him in, she said he immediately tried to use a stun gun on the her. She said she immediately started screaming for her fiancé and the man ran off.

    "Knowing that he's still out here and that he could target us or someone else is our main concern," said the woman's fiancé, who asked only to be identified by his first name, Ron.

    The woman suffered minor injuries but did not require hospitalization. Nothing was taken from the home, police said.

    Schaumburg police are cautioning residents to use a peep hole or window to see who is at the door before opening the door, and warning them to use caution when opening the door to a stranger.

    Police said the attacker is a heavy-set white man between 45 and 55 years old with a large belly. He was wearing wire-rimmed prescription glasses, a gray pullover sweatshirt, jeans and a dark-colored stocking cap.

    Anybody who may have seen a suspicious subject or vehicle in the area at about 7:45 Wednesday morning is requested to call police at 847-882-3534.

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